Windows 11 22H2 “Windows 11 installation has failed”

If your hardware is eligible, might have noticed a banner like below

whenever you visited Windows update settings area. It’s free, it’s ready & there are a million possibilities stop your computer from upgrading to Windows 11. The only one thing Windows upgrade manages to show is a popup telling you “Windows 11 installation has failed” after a failure.

Please note, as I already mentioned, there could be a million reasons failing the upgrade, especially when you are upgrading from Windows 10 that was upgraded from different versions of Windows 7,8 and 10 itself. I’ve lost of the count of upgrades I’ve made to my semi-server type desktop machine and didn’t expect Windows 11 upgrade all smooth at the first place. I knew I was in for a long game. My machine has different database software installed for testing, my Kids have heavy games like Doom & other and a clean installation was not at all my first choice.

So my first task was to find out where exactly the installation process writes the errors. To be quite frank, I haven’t had many installation/upgrade issues in near future and I totally forgot where to look for the logs! A quick search landed me on this post Log files that are created when you upgrade to a new version of Windows (microsoft.com) & as my upgrade failed, I was able to locate the “setuperr.log” file at this location “C:\$Windows.~BT\Sources\panther”

Based on the errors, the log file could have hundreds of lines. Mine had the below listed.

2022-10-08 10:40:19, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpActionImpl<class CDlpErrorImpl<class CDlpObjectInternalImpl<class CUnknownImpl<class IMoSetupDlpAction> > > >::Suspend(1253): Result = 0xC1800104[gle=0x00000002] 2022-10-08 10:40:19, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpTask::CheckUserInterruptEx(3060): Result = 0x800704D3 2022-10-08 10:40:19, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpTask::CheckUserInterrupt(3112): Result = 0x800704D3 2022-10-08 10:40:19, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::ExecuteInstallMode(1006): Result = 0x800705BB 2022-10-08 10:40:19, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::ExecuteDownlevelMode(569): Result = 0x800705BB 2022-10-08 10:40:20, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::Execute(313): Result = 0x800705BB 2022-10-08 10:40:20, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupHost::Execute(454): Result = 0x800705BB 2022-10-08 10:40:25, Error                 CONX   Appraiser: ERROR,SdbpGetManifestedMergeStubAlloc,1017,SdbpGetMergeSdbsDisabled failed [c0000034] 2022-10-08 10:43:37, Error                 DU     DU::CDUSession::Search: Failed to set WU internal configuration property for targeted scans. hr = 0x80070057 2022-10-08 10:45:12, Error                 CONX   Appraiser: ERROR,SdbpGetManifestedMergeStubAlloc,1017,SdbpGetMergeSdbsDisabled failed [c0000034] 2022-10-08 10:45:19, Error                 CONX   aeinv: ERROR,StoreAppFinder::EnumeratePackages,414,onecore\base\appcompat\inventory\software\inv\lib\storeappfinder.cpp(489)\aeinv.dll!00007FFF5F3ABB72: (caller: 00007FFF5F3AACD0) Exception(1) tid(13c8) 80070780 The file cannot be accessed by the system.## 2022-10-08 10:45:19, Error                 CONX   aeinv: ERROR,StoreAppFinder::EnumeratePackages,414,onecore\base\appcompat\inventory\software\inv\lib\storeappfinder.cpp(489)\aeinv.dll!00007FFF5F3ABB72: (caller: 00007FFF5F3AACD0) Exception(2) tid(13c8) 80070780 The file cannot be accessed by the system.## 2022-10-08 10:45:36, Error                 CONX   aeinv: ERROR,OrphanFileFinder::GetEvidence,98,onecore\base\appcompat\inventory\software\inv\lib\file.cpp(1881)\aeinv.dll!00007FFF5F3A6E51: (caller: 00007FFF5F3E8532) Exception(3) tid(13c8) 80070001 Incorrect function.## 2022-10-08 10:45:43, Error                 CONX   devinv: ERROR,DeviceMapInitializeTelemetryAndCache,144,TelCacheProvider::Initialize failed [0x80004002] 2022-10-08 10:45:43, Error                 CONX   acmigration: ERROR,CheckDriverStatus,2249,GetDevInventory failed_ 80004002 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLTELEMETRY. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQLSERVER. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLServerReportingServices. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\Classic .NET AppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\nop. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3682073875-1643277370-2842298652-3532359455-2406259117): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-2652535364-2169709536-2857650723-2622804123-1107741775): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1010): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3006700770-424185619-1745488364-794895919-4004696415): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-4050220999-2730734961-1537482082-519850261-379003301): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-500): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1001): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-4068219030-1673637257-3279585211-533386110-4122969689): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-4155437066-4169509114-2127487463-1916158496-2406408509): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-271721585-897601226-2024613209-625570482-296978595): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-3880718306-3832830129-1677859214-2598158968-1052248003): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-344959196-2060754871-2302487193-2804545603-1466107430): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1023): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3876422241-1344743610-1729199087-774402673-2621913236): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-1036420768-1044797643-1061213386-2937092688-4282445334): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-2885764129-887777008-271615777-1616004480-2722851051): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:54:05, Error                 SP     Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1022): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLTELEMETRY. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQLSERVER. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLServerReportingServices. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\Classic .NET AppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:30, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\nop. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:43, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLTELEMETRY. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:43, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:43, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQLSERVER. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:43, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLServerReportingServices. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:43, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\Classic .NET AppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:43, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:43, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:44, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:44, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:44, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:44, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG        Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\nop. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:54, Error      [0x0808ff] MIG        COutOfProcPluginFactory::CreateInstance: m_currentHostSurrogate->LoadDllServer(C:\$WINDOWS.~BT\Sources\ReplacementManifests\Microsoft-Windows-RasServer-MigPlugin\RasMigPlugin.dll, {D26AA4A5-92AD-48DB-8D59-95EF0DCE6939}, 1) failed, hr=[0x8007007f]. 2022-10-08 10:56:54, Error      [0x080387] MIG        Failure while calling IDiscovery->Discover for Plugin={ServerPath="Microsoft-Windows-RasServer-MigPlugin\RasMigPlugin.dll", CLSID={D26AA4A5-92AD-48DB-8D59-95EF0DCE6939}, ThreadingModel=Apartment, ExceptionHandling=Default}. Error: 0x8007007F 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLTELEMETRY. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQLSERVER. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLServerReportingServices. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\Classic .NET AppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\nop. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3682073875-1643277370-2842298652-3532359455-2406259117): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-2652535364-2169709536-2857650723-2622804123-1107741775): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1010): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3006700770-424185619-1745488364-794895919-4004696415): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-4050220999-2730734961-1537482082-519850261-379003301): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-500): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1001): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-4068219030-1673637257-3279585211-533386110-4122969689): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-4155437066-4169509114-2127487463-1916158496-2406408509): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-271721585-897601226-2024613209-625570482-296978595): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-3880718306-3832830129-1677859214-2598158968-1052248003): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-344959196-2060754871-2302487193-2804545603-1466107430): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1023): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3876422241-1344743610-1729199087-774402673-2621913236): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-1036420768-1044797643-1061213386-2937092688-4282445334): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-2885764129-887777008-271615777-1616004480-2722851051): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:56:55, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1022): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 10:57:11, Error                                MigPlatformStartupOnline caught exception: Win32Exception: Duplicate profile detected for S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1023. Abandoning.: The specified user does not have a valid profile. [0x000004E5] class Mig::CUserContext *__cdecl Mig::COnlineWinNTPlatform::AddUserContext(class Mig::CRegistryDataStore *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::Array<class UnBCL::String *> *,int,struct _FILETIME,int,int,int,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *) 2022-10-08 10:57:11, Error                 SP         pSPDoMainGather: Engine initialization failed with error: 0x00000004 2022-10-08 10:57:11, Error                 SP         CGatherData: Migration phase failed. Status: 4 2022-10-08 10:57:11, Error                 SP     Operation failed: Gather data, scope: EVERYTHING. Error: 0x8007001F[gle=0x000000b7] 2022-10-08 10:57:12, Error                 SP     CSetupPlatform::ResurrectAutomation: Failed to resurrect automation: 0x80070002[gle=0x00000002] 2022-10-08 11:07:23, Error                            InitDownlevelOCMode caught exception: Win32Exception: Duplicate profile detected for S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1023. Abandoning.: The specified user does not have a valid profile. [0x000004E5] class Mig::CUserContext *__cdecl Mig::COnlineWinNTPlatform::AddUserContext(class Mig::CRegistryDataStore *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::Array<class UnBCL::String *> *,int,struct _FILETIME,int,int,int,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *) 2022-10-08 11:07:23, Error                 MIG        OC Exception: OC::CDownlevelOCStore::CDownlevelOCStore: Engine's InitDownlevelOCMode failed. 2022-10-08 11:07:23, Error                 SP         OC Validator: Failed to gather OC status. Errors are not ignored 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLTELEMETRY. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQLSERVER. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLServerReportingServices. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\Classic .NET AppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:24, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\nop. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLTELEMETRY. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLSERVERAGENT. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\MSSQLSERVER. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user NT SERVICE\SQLServerReportingServices. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\Classic .NET AppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v4.5 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\.NET v2.0 Classic. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:25, Error      [0x0803b6] MIG            Can't retrieve group information for user IIS APPPOOL\nop. NetUserGetLocalGroups failed 0x000008AD 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3682073875-1643277370-2842298652-3532359455-2406259117): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-2652535364-2169709536-2857650723-2622804123-1107741775): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1010): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3006700770-424185619-1745488364-794895919-4004696415): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-4050220999-2730734961-1537482082-519850261-379003301): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-500): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1001): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-4068219030-1673637257-3279585211-533386110-4122969689): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-4155437066-4169509114-2127487463-1916158496-2406408509): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-271721585-897601226-2024613209-625570482-296978595): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-3880718306-3832830129-1677859214-2598158968-1052248003): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-344959196-2060754871-2302487193-2804545603-1466107430): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1023): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-3876422241-1344743610-1729199087-774402673-2621913236): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-82-1036420768-1044797643-1061213386-2937092688-4282445334): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-80-2885764129-887777008-271615777-1616004480-2722851051): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:26, Error                 SP         Failure while getting the known folder path for CSIDL_PRINTHOOD (S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1022): Win32Exception: The system cannot find the file specified. [0x00000002] class UnBCL::String *__cdecl Mig::CFacadeUser::GetKnownFolderLocation(class UnBCL::String *,int *,class UnBCL::String **) 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                                MigPlatformStartupOnline caught exception: Win32Exception: Duplicate profile detected for S-1-5-21-3050672445-3209544092-517134063-1023. Abandoning.: The specified user does not have a valid profile. [0x000004E5] class Mig::CUserContext *__cdecl Mig::COnlineWinNTPlatform::AddUserContext(class Mig::CRegistryDataStore *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::Array<class UnBCL::String *> *,int,struct _FILETIME,int,int,int,class UnBCL::String *,class UnBCL::String *) 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 SP         pSPDoMainGather: Engine initialization failed with error: 0x00000004 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 SP         CGatherData: Migration phase failed. Status: 4 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 SP     Operation failed: Gather data, scope: EVERYTHING. Error: 0x8007001F[gle=0x000000b7] 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 SP     COperationQueue::Sort: Could not find an execution phase for 56[gle=0x00000002] 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 SP     ExecuteOperations: Operations cannot be sorted. This is a fatal failure.[gle=0x00000002] 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 SP     ExecuteOperations: Main operation execution failed. Error: 0x8007000D 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 SP     ExecuteOperations: Failed execution phase Finalize. Error: 0x8007000D 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 MOUPG  MoSetupPlatform: Finalize reported failure![gle=0x8007000d] 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 MOUPG  MoSetupPlatform: Using action error code: [0x8007001F][gle=0x8007000d] 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpActionFinalize::ExecuteSetupPlatformFinalize(1192): Result = 0x8007001F[gle=0x8007000d] 2022-10-08 11:07:41, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpActionFinalize::ExecuteRoutine(514): Result = 0x8007001F[gle=0x8007000d] 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpActionImpl<class CDlpErrorImpl<class CDlpObjectInternalImpl<class CUnknownImpl<class IMoSetupDlpAction> > > >::Execute(493): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpTask::ExecuteAction(3300): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpTask::ExecuteActions(3454): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CDlpTask::Execute(1631): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::ExecuteTask(2928): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::ExecuteTask(2891): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::ExecuteInstallMode(1110): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:43, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::ExecuteDownlevelMode(569): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:47, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupManager::Execute(313): Result = 0x8007001F 2022-10-08 11:07:47, Error                 MOUPG  CSetupHost::Execute(454): Result = 0x8007001F 

Among of a list of issues, I recognized the duplicate profile error(s) without much sweat as this issue has been persistent from the Windows 7 times.

Now the fix that is discussed here is not for a normal computer user. If you have landed here, searching for a solution for your home computer and haven’t dealt with Windows registry in the past, manually managing it, please stop & seek the help of someone who is familiar with these kind of activities.

Make a backup for complete Windows Registry. This is very important to rollback incase if something goes wrong.

Go to “Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList” node. From the setuperr.log file you already have a profile id that is reported as “duplicate”. Browse through the profile ids and locate the profile that doesn’t exist. For example, my user account for the system is “rajesh” and I had two profile ids, one having the Profile Image Path “C:\Users\rajesh” and the other profile id having profile image path “C:\Users\Rajesh”

I deleted that non-existing profile id from the registry (ie, C:\Users\Rajesh) and restarted upgrade. Everything went ahead smooth and within next 10-15 minutes, Windows 11 booted without issues.

A list of other measures that you could try in case if your upgrade fails are:

  • Remove all connected external devices other than keyboard & mouse
  • Uninstall SSD/NVMe managers (software that help you to monitor the SSD drives)
  • Uninstall 3rd party antivirus software. One of the major reasons for failures
  • Check for adequate free storage space on your system drive, normally C: drive
  • Use Windows built-in troubleshoot to fix Windows update errors
  • During installation, let the installer check for updates and download the necessary